Architectural Engineering Technology

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The undergraduate program in Architectural Engineering Technology (AET) teaches an understanding of how buildings are designed and created, including the evolution of a building and how to communicate design decisions along with the evaluation, selection, and application of different materials, construction techniques, and mechanical and electrical systems. Coursework in the program includes design, the history of architecture, structures, physics, and mathematics, all supported by the Educational Objectives and Expected Outcomes. The program is one of only six baccalaureate programs accredited by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission (ETAC) of ABET. Contact ABET at 111 Market Place, Suite 1050, Baltimore, MD 21202-4012; 410.347.7700;

Student Outcomes

In the U.S., most state registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted a 6-year, 3-year, or 2-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.

Master’s degree programs may consist of a pre-professional undergraduate degree and a professional graduate degree that, when earned sequentially, constitute an accredited professional education. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as a NAAB-accredited degree.

Hartford's undergraduate program is a pre-professional degree program, the first part of the department's 4+2 NAAB-accredited graduate degree program.

Course List and Electives and Undergraduate Bulletin for Course descriptions (begin at page 35 of pdf)

Schedule Worksheet

Architecture Tool Kits for Entering Freshmen will be available at the start of the fall semester at Jerry's Artarama, 1109 New Britain Ave, West Hartford, CT 06110, (860) 232-0073. The college will not be accepting checks for purchase. Jerry's Artarama usually provides transportation to their West Hartford location at the start of the semester.

The University Honors Program provides our most capable and motivated students with the opportunity to use the resources of the College and the University to the fullest extent. Graduates who successfully complete the program will have “With University Honors” on their diploma and official transcript. Architectural Engineering Technology majors should refer to the section titled "CETA Technology Students" and contact Dr. Bob Celmer for additional information.

Studio Intensive Track (SIT) Policy

Learning Culture Policy

Additional Information including Professor Fuller's annual computer suggestion for entering students

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